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A provision under the Affordable Care Act allows Medicare to penalize hospitals for high readmission rates within 30 days of discharge, particularly among patients with heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia. So hospitals near and far have begun various initiatives.

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Depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal allergies, insomnia and gastro reflux disease (GERD) are just some of the "diseases" that tripled and quadrupled in the population thanks to direct-to-consumer drug advertising that began in the 1990s.

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While the news about her return to work was celebratory for all, Robin Roberts talked about some of the expected and probably didn't realize she also disclosed unexpected information.

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Kate Long looks at the laundry list of problems that extra body fat can cause, including Alzheimer's Disease, sleep apnea and incontinence. This story is part of a Charleston Gazette series called "The Shape We're In."

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Overdosing on Toxic Treatments...

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For four hours, Bill Hall used to lie on a padded vinyl recliner, one arm stretched out, two thick needles sticking out of it. One needle drained the blood from his body. The other put it back.

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Did 82-year-old Harry Taylor die from heart disease or from a preventable accident in his nursing home? His death certificate provides some tantalizing clues.

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What do snake hearts have to do with heart failure? Why are Occupy Wall Street protesters targeting health care? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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Brutal conditions send Amazon warehouse workers to ER, linking diabetes and dementia, Michelle Bachmann's vaccine damage and more from our Daily Briefing.

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